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I adopted a 9 months old child five months ago, he's now 14 months. He got very little speech training back there, is it normal to face speech delay?

I adopted a 9 months old child five months ago, he's now 14 months. He got very little speech training back there, is it normal to face speech delay?

Yes: Depending on where you adopted from the child can be quite delayed. Especially babies from the European Eastern block (Russia, Romania) who have been in an orphanage can be definitely delayed. Same with most children adopted from China. ...Read more

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19 month old speaks 15 words and many protowords, understands one step commands and 100 words. Tested, and is socially fine. Speech delay or normal?

19 month old speaks 15 words and many protowords, understands one step commands and 100 words. Tested, and is socially fine. Speech delay or  normal?

Possibly delayed: At 19 months, one would expect a toddler to know 50-75 words, understand up to 200 and be able to follow a two step command. These are only general guidelines, as speech development can vary in certain situations, such as bilingual households, multiple siblings, etc. Excessive pacifier use has been linked to delayed speech development as well. Here is a link for you: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/LateBlooming.htm ...Read more

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3yr. Old daughter has speech delay. Would a frenectomy help her?

3yr. Old daughter has speech delay.  Would a frenectomy help her?

Depends on situation: Most garbled speech in a 3yo has less to do with the tongue than on the manner the kid started using words. If the tip of the tongue can touch the top of the mouth & jut out past the lower teeth, it is unlikely a frenulotomy would be needed. If you contact the "child find " program in your location they should assess your childs speech & advise you on her needs. ...Read more

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Son 4 years old and only 32 pounds, eats well, sleeps well, has slightly low ferritin at 10, is slightly hyper and has speech delay, can he have worms?

Son 4 years old and only 32 pounds, eats well, sleeps well, has slightly low ferritin at 10, is slightly hyper and has speech delay, can he have worms?

Could be normal: but he is around the 5th to 10th percentile depending on his age (4-1/2 etc). His stature alone is not concerning but has his growth been normal? It is easy to test for parasites with a stool sample and a blood sample. Normally it is not just the ferritin that is low but the hemoglobin too! This can also be seen with eosinophilia (increased type of blood cells). Easy to test for and treat. ...Read more

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My 3 years old has speech delay, she was also diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, can this cause speech delay?

My 3 years old has speech delay, she was also diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, can this cause speech delay?

No: No,unless she has middle ear fluid,for some time,you should have that checked,if yes,consider tubes,in ears,,following antibiotic failure ...Read more

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Can't enlarged tonsils cause a speech delay in a two year old?

Can't enlarged tonsils cause a speech delay in a two year old?

I've never seen it: I've dealt with the issue for three decades & never seen it as a primary cause. If the kid has a sleep disorder related to sleep apnea/tonsil size i could see it causing chronic health problems, but not changing the emergence of speech & language skills in a kid that was ready. ...Read more

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My 20 months old has a speech delay. I found some info on-line saying that better for him to drink gluten free milk .Gave him almond milk for the day ?

My 20 months old has a speech delay. I found some info on-line saying that better for him to drink gluten free milk .Gave him almond milk for the day ?

Time for consultatn: A speech delay in a kid should be evaluated by his doc and possibly a hearing specialist and speech pathologist. Those with chronic ear infections often show some delay. If you wish, your doc could order a blood test to seek evidence of a gluten sensitivity, if negative you can skip reading labels and treating a problem that does not exist. ...Read more

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13 month old gross motor, speech delay, head banger MRI shows cyst in pineal gland dr isnt concered should I be?

13 month old gross motor, speech delay, head banger MRI shows cyst in pineal gland dr isnt concered should I be?

Pineal cysts: These are benign. We see them all the time, as they are very common in the pineal gland. No need to worry. ...Read more

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Could pandas be responsible for a child's speech delay? My 3 year old relative is still not talking . Although he shows intellegence in many other areas, he only makes consonet-vowel sounds like "ba" very loudly and is upset when his desires are not under

Could pandas be responsible for a child's speech delay? My 3 year old relative is still not talking . Although he shows intellegence in many other areas, he only makes consonet-vowel sounds like "ba" very loudly and is upset when his desires are not under

Not an issue: This is a curious disorder of older school age kids and adolescents. At 3, various forms of speech and language delay, verbal apraxia etc are more common and relevant. An evaluation by a developmental pediatrician and speech and language pathologist would give you more information. ...Read more

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